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Did you know? The Great Lakes ADA Center provides information, guidance, and training on how to implement the Americans ...
01/02/2022

Did you know? The Great Lakes ADA Center provides information, guidance, and training on how to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Contact us at 1-800-949-4232, or at www.adagreatlakes.org.
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Did you know? The Great Lakes ADA Center provides information, guidance, and training on how to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Contact us at 1-800-949-4232, or at www.adagreatlakes.org.
#ADA

Happy New Year from the Great Lakes ADA Center!
01/01/2022

Happy New Year from the Great Lakes ADA Center!

Happy New Year from the Great Lakes ADA Center!

In case you missed it, our Arts-N-Rec webinar session titled, "Never Say No" is available to view as an archive. This se...
12/31/2021
Never Say NoArchive

In case you missed it, our Arts-N-Rec webinar session titled, "Never Say No" is available to view as an archive. This session addresses how cultural organizations can best include and welcome visitors and audiences of all ages with disabilities.
View archive at: https://bit.ly/3mmqU65
#ArtsNRec #ADA #Inclusion

“Instead of saying no, what you should say is, what exactly do you need to participate, let’s talk about that.” Join us for this session as the presenter will address how cultural organizations can best include and welcome visitors and audiences of all ages with disabilities. How to respond to...

What does the Great Lakes ADA Center do and NOT do? Call 1-800-949-4232 (V/TTY) to learn more. #ADA
12/30/2021

What does the Great Lakes ADA Center do and NOT do?
Call 1-800-949-4232 (V/TTY) to learn more.
#ADA

What does the Great Lakes ADA Center do and NOT do?
Call 1-800-949-4232 (V/TTY) to learn more.
#ADA

12/30/2021
An Overview of the Americans With Disabilities Act | ADA National Network

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. But did you know that the ADA is divided into 5 titles (or sections) that relate to different areas of public life?
Learn more at: https://bit.ly/2Yiua7U

(Spanish version) The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to t...

ADA Tip: Alternative Text BasicsDid you know that adding alternative text for images is the first principle of web acces...
12/29/2021

ADA Tip: Alternative Text Basics
Did you know that adding alternative text for images is the first principle of web accessibility? Read "Alternative Text", an article from WebAIM to learn more.
Visit: https://bit.ly/3v6RXVE
#ADATip #A11y #ALTText

ADA Tip: Alternative Text Basics
Did you know that adding alternative text for images is the first principle of web accessibility? Read "Alternative Text", an article from WebAIM to learn more.
Visit: https://bit.ly/3v6RXVE
#ADATip #A11y #ALTText

When using hyperlink labels, it is important to add meaningful descriptions instead of “Click here”. This helps individu...
12/28/2021

When using hyperlink labels, it is important to add meaningful descriptions instead of “Click here”. This helps individuals with disabilities using various assistive technologies to to understand the purpose and destination of the link.
#AccessibilityFail #Accessibility

When using hyperlink labels, it is important to add meaningful descriptions instead of “Click here”. This helps individuals with disabilities using various assistive technologies to to understand the purpose and destination of the link.
#AccessibilityFail #Accessibility

Register for our upcoming AccessibilityOnline webinar session, "The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Compliant Investiga...
12/27/2021

Register for our upcoming AccessibilityOnline webinar session, "The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Compliant Investigation Process and Corrective Action Plan Procedure". This webinar will feature the Access Board’s Senior Compliance Specialist who will discuss the ABA complaint investigation process and corrective action plan procedure to address barriers. Session attendees will also learn about the most common barriers to accessibility in complaints received under the ABA.
Date: Thursday, January 6, 2022
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
Register at: https://bit.ly/3sso0AV

Register for our upcoming AccessibilityOnline webinar session, "The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Compliant Investigation Process and Corrective Action Plan Procedure". This webinar will feature the Access Board’s Senior Compliance Specialist who will discuss the ABA complaint investigation process and corrective action plan procedure to address barriers. Session attendees will also learn about the most common barriers to accessibility in complaints received under the ABA.
Date: Thursday, January 6, 2022
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
Register at: https://bit.ly/3sso0AV

AstroAccess is expanding access to the space industry to those with disabilities. AstroAccess Ambassadors will participa...
12/27/2021
Home - AstroAccess

AstroAccess is expanding access to the space industry to those with disabilities. AstroAccess Ambassadors will participate in a parabolic flight and will use their platform to act as public advocates for global disability access in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Check it out: https://bit.ly/33Qk7vn
#Inclusion #Diversity #Disability

Mission: AstroAccessAdvancing Disability Inclusion in SpaceDonate NowSupport the mission! Image Description: Earth’s horizon as viewed from space. Credit: NASAClick here to sign up for Mission: AstroAccess updates!Oct / 2021AstroAccess Reveals Crew of 12 Disability Ambassadors for Historic ZERO-G ...

Want to learn more about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Find information on Great Lakes ADA Website: fact sh...
12/26/2021

Want to learn more about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Find information on Great Lakes ADA Website: fact sheets, legal briefs, research, supreme court cases, business tool kit. View at: www.adagreatlakes.org. #ADA

Want to learn more about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Find information on Great Lakes ADA Website: fact sheets, legal briefs, research, supreme court cases, business tool kit. View at: www.adagreatlakes.org. #ADA

Season's greetings to you and your loved ones, from the Great Lakes ADA Center.
12/25/2021

Season's greetings to you and your loved ones, from the Great Lakes ADA Center.

Season's greetings to you and your loved ones, from the Great Lakes ADA Center.

In case you missed it, our ADA Legal webinar session titled, "The ADA and Religious Institutions" is available to view a...
12/24/2021

In case you missed it, our ADA Legal webinar session titled, "The ADA and Religious Institutions" is available to view as an archive. View archive at: https://bit.ly/3qgts79
#ADA #Inclusion #FlashbackFridays

In case you missed it, our ADA Legal webinar session titled, "The ADA and Religious Institutions" is available to view as an archive. View archive at: https://bit.ly/3qgts79
#ADA #Inclusion #FlashbackFridays

Protecting Nursing Home Residents’ Right to Safe Visitations This Holiday SeasonIn the midst of the holiday season, the ...
12/23/2021

Protecting Nursing Home Residents’ Right to Safe Visitations This Holiday Season
In the midst of the holiday season, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) delivered good news for residents of nursing homes across the country: Visitation is now allowed for all residents at all times.
Living in a long-term care facility, whether for short-term or long-term care, comes with many rights such as the right to receive quality care and services, to engage in activities of choice, and to receive visitors.
Read the CMS Guidance on Visitation: https://go.cms.gov/3CNavgD

Protecting Nursing Home Residents’ Right to Safe Visitations This Holiday Season
In the midst of the holiday season, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) delivered good news for residents of nursing homes across the country: Visitation is now allowed for all residents at all times.
Living in a long-term care facility, whether for short-term or long-term care, comes with many rights such as the right to receive quality care and services, to engage in activities of choice, and to receive visitors.
Read the CMS Guidance on Visitation: https://go.cms.gov/3CNavgD

12/23/2021
Religious Entities Under the Americans With Disabilities Act | ADA National Network

When and how does the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) apply to religious entities? Check out, "Religious Entities Under the Americans With Disabilities Act" from the ADA National Network to learn more. Visit: https://bit.ly/3J9Rs4C
#ADA #Inclusion

(Printer-friendly PDF version | 307 KB) (Large Print PDF version | 284 KB) (Spanish Version) The purpose of this document is to explain when and how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to religious entities. Religious Entities Religious entities include places of worship, such as mosqu...

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that provides protections for persons with disabilities ...
12/22/2021

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that provides protections for persons with disabilities in a number of areas. Learn more about rights and responsibilities under the ADA by reading “The Americans with Disabilities Act Questions and Answers” from the ADA National Network.
Visit: https://tinyurl.com/5rw52sc8
For questions, contact us at 1-800-949-4232.
#ADATip #ADA #PeopleWithDisabilties

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that provides protections for persons with disabilities in a number of areas. Learn more about rights and responsibilities under the ADA by reading “The Americans with Disabilities Act Questions and Answers” from the ADA National Network.
Visit: https://tinyurl.com/5rw52sc8
For questions, contact us at 1-800-949-4232.
#ADATip #ADA #PeopleWithDisabilties

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) released new Solution Showcase videos highlighting examples of products and services...
12/22/2021

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) released new Solution Showcase videos highlighting examples of products and services that can be used as effective job accommodations. View the Solution Showcase video series at: https://bit.ly/33P8xk0. #Accommodations #Employment #ADA

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) released new Solution Showcase videos highlighting examples of products and services that can be used as effective job accommodations. View the Solution Showcase video series at: https://bit.ly/33P8xk0. #Accommodations #Employment #ADA

The Justice Department has sued Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, PC (BDP), for violating the ADA by refusing to transf...
12/21/2021

The Justice Department has sued Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, PC (BDP), for violating the ADA by refusing to transfer certain patients with disabilities onto surgical and exam tables. Instead, they require patients to hire third-party medical support personnel to provide transfer assistance. If you or someone you know was required to pay for third-party medical support personnel contact 1-866-380-2003 (toll-free), or send email to [email protected].
Read More: https://bit.ly/3H0xY05

The Justice Department has sued Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, PC (BDP), for violating the ADA by refusing to transfer certain patients with disabilities onto surgical and exam tables. Instead, they require patients to hire third-party medical support personnel to provide transfer assistance. If you or someone you know was required to pay for third-party medical support personnel contact 1-866-380-2003 (toll-free), or send email to [email protected].
Read More: https://bit.ly/3H0xY05

Read the ADA National Network's factsheet, "The ADA and Small Business" to learn about how the ADA applies to small busi...
12/21/2021
The ADA and Small Business | ADA National Network

Read the ADA National Network's factsheet, "The ADA and Small Business" to learn about how the ADA applies to small businesses. Visit: https://bit.ly/3Fb2SCy
#Inclusion #ADA #Disability

(Printer-friendly PDF version | 245 KB) (Large Print PDF version | 229 KB) (Spanish Version) The goal of the ADA is to ensure that everyone has equal access to goods and services in their community. For small business, this equal access translates into enabling your customers with disabilities (and....

What does the Great Lakes ADA Center do and NOT do? Call 1-800-949-4232 (V/TTY) to learn more. #ADA
12/19/2021

What does the Great Lakes ADA Center do and NOT do?
Call 1-800-949-4232 (V/TTY) to learn more.
#ADA

What does the Great Lakes ADA Center do and NOT do?
Call 1-800-949-4232 (V/TTY) to learn more.
#ADA

On January 12th at 2:30 pm (ET), the U.S. Access Board is hosting a virtual public event on equity in healthcare for peo...
12/17/2021

On January 12th at 2:30 pm (ET), the U.S. Access Board is hosting a virtual public event on equity in healthcare for people with disabilities. The event will feature presentations on standards and resources related to healthcare accessibility, including inclusive medical equipment, healthcare facility design, information technology, and communication devices and systems. The public will be able to ask questions during the event. Learn more at: https://bit.ly/3p2RJyd. #Access #Healthcare

On January 12th at 2:30 pm (ET), the U.S. Access Board is hosting a virtual public event on equity in healthcare for people with disabilities. The event will feature presentations on standards and resources related to healthcare accessibility, including inclusive medical equipment, healthcare facility design, information technology, and communication devices and systems. The public will be able to ask questions during the event. Learn more at: https://bit.ly/3p2RJyd. #Access #Healthcare

In case you missed it, our AccessibilityOnline session titled "Accessible Sales and Service Counters" is available to vi...
12/17/2021

In case you missed it, our AccessibilityOnline session titled "Accessible Sales and Service Counters" is available to view as an archive. This session covers access to sales and services counters and reviews applicable requirements in the ADA and ABA Standards.
View archive at: https://bit.ly/31W11mo
#Accessiblility #ADA #Inclusion

In case you missed it, our AccessibilityOnline session titled "Accessible Sales and Service Counters" is available to view as an archive. This session covers access to sales and services counters and reviews applicable requirements in the ADA and ABA Standards.
View archive at: https://bit.ly/31W11mo
#Accessiblility #ADA #Inclusion

Be an Ally for People with Disabilities in the Winter“I think people don’t realize how dangerous winter can be for peopl...
12/17/2021

Be an Ally for People with Disabilities in the Winter
“I think people don’t realize how dangerous winter can be for people with disabilities trying to move down the sidewalk. There have been times where I haven’t been able to control my wheelchair on a slight hill because it’s so icy,” said Lucia Rios, an expert in ADA standards for accessible design.
Read more at: https://bit.ly/3yoSXGM
#ADA #AccessibleRoutes #Winter

Be an Ally for People with Disabilities in the Winter
“I think people don’t realize how dangerous winter can be for people with disabilities trying to move down the sidewalk. There have been times where I haven’t been able to control my wheelchair on a slight hill because it’s so icy,” said Lucia Rios, an expert in ADA standards for accessible design.
Read more at: https://bit.ly/3yoSXGM
#ADA #AccessibleRoutes #Winter

Don’t forget to check out, Ask an ADA Professional, our quarterly program that will allow individuals to ask an ADA Prof...
12/16/2021

Don’t forget to check out, Ask an ADA Professional, our quarterly program that will allow individuals to ask an ADA Professional questions on select topics.
Register for upcoming sessions at: https://bit.ly/3In6SBV #AskADAPro #ADA

Don’t forget to check out, Ask an ADA Professional, our quarterly program that will allow individuals to ask an ADA Professional questions on select topics.
Register for upcoming sessions at: https://bit.ly/3In6SBV #AskADAPro #ADA

Check out "ADA Quick Tips - Customer Service for Front Line Staff" to learn about accessible customer service to people ...
12/16/2021

Check out "ADA Quick Tips - Customer Service for Front Line Staff" to learn about accessible customer service to people with disabilities.
Visit: https://bit.ly/3ykZYbG
#AccessibleShopping #ADA

Check out "ADA Quick Tips - Customer Service for Front Line Staff" to learn about accessible customer service to people with disabilities.
Visit: https://bit.ly/3ykZYbG
#AccessibleShopping #ADA

Learn about sales and service counters that are accessible to people with disabilities by watching, "Sales and Service C...
12/15/2021
Sales and Service Counters

Learn about sales and service counters that are accessible to people with disabilities by watching, "Sales and Service Counters" an informational YouTube video from the U.S. Access Board.
View video at: https://bit.ly/3x5wBbb
#Accessible #ADA

Demonstration of sales and service counters that are accessible to people with disabilities according to accessibility standards issued under the American wi...

Did you know, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires businesses to maintain the accessible features of their...
12/15/2021

Did you know, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires businesses to maintain the accessible features of their buildings and facilities?
Learn more at: https://bit.ly/33wgb2D
#Accessibility #SnowRemoval #ADATip

Did you know, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires businesses to maintain the accessible features of their buildings and facilities?
Learn more at: https://bit.ly/33wgb2D
#Accessibility #SnowRemoval #ADATip

The Justice Department announced that it has entered into a settlement agreement with the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit ...
12/15/2021

The Justice Department announced that it has entered into a settlement agreement with the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) to resolve alleged violations of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the agreement, the MTD must make its website and mobile applications conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), Version 2.1, Level AA.
Read the settlement: https://bit.ly/3yriyz0

The Justice Department announced that it has entered into a settlement agreement with the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) to resolve alleged violations of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the agreement, the MTD must make its website and mobile applications conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), Version 2.1, Level AA.
Read the settlement: https://bit.ly/3yriyz0

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GOT QUESTIONS ABOUT SERVICE ANIMALS? Wed. Jan. 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm PST Free "Ask an ADA Professional" webinar from ADA National Network and Great Lakes ADA Center. Panelists include Linda Clemon-Karp from our own Northwest ADA Center, with other ADA professionals from around the country! Register at: http://ow.ly/HUPV50HaSbO #ADA #ServiceAnimals #Disability #ESA #Access #DEI
A reminder that the next webinar in the Board's free monthly series will take place January 6 from 2:30 – 4:00 (ET). Under the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) of 1968, federal and federally leased facilities are required to be accessible to people with disabilities. The U.S. Access Board enforces the ABA through the investigation of complaints. The webinar will feature the Board’s Senior Compliance Officer Mario Damiani who will discuss the ABA complaint investigation process and corrective action plan procedure to address barriers. Session attendees will also learn about the most common barriers to accessibility in complaints received under the ABA. Visit ADA National Network / Great Lakes ADA Center AccessibilityOnline for more information or to register. All webinars include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar. Webinar attendees can earn continuing education credits. The webinar series is hosted by the ADA National Network in cooperation with the Board. Archived copies of previous Board webinars are available on the site. #ABA #disabilities #accessibility #access #InclusiveDesign #inclusion
GOT QUESTIONS ABOUT SERVICE ANIMALS? Wed. Jan. 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm PST Panelists include Linda Clemon-Karp from our own Northwest ADA Center, with other ADA professionals from around the country. Join us for this free "Ask an ADA Professional" webinar from ADA National Network and Great Lakes ADA Center. Register at: http://ow.ly/HUPV50HaSbO #ADA #ServiceAnimals #Disability #ESA #Access #DEI #DACNW Northwest ADA Center-Idaho
Nuestros amigos ADA National Network y Great Lakes ADA Center están solicitando CV para una posición: Coordinador del Programa (de extensión en español para la Red Nacional de la ADA) - Discapacidad y Desarrollo Humano. Obtenga más información: http://ow.ly/nrS450Hbw5b en inglés
In case you missed it, Great Lakes ADA Center ADA Audio session titled “The ADA, Businesses and Barrier Removal: What are the Requirements?” is now available to view as an archive. Access archive at: https://bit.ly/3lEML8I #AccessibleBusiness #Accessibility #ADA
El próximo webinar d nuestros amigos Great Lakes ADA Center discutirá la #TecnologíaAccesible en los teléfonos inteligentes y las tabletas para personas con #Discapacidades http://ow.ly/2Kzo50H7avj en inglés
The Board’s webinar on architectural trends in accessible design was last week, but if you missed it, you can access the materials in the archive: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/archives/110980 This webinar included video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. Great Lakes ADA Center ADA National Network #ABA #ADA #disabilities #accessibility #access #InclusiveDesign #inclusion #a11y
Another ADA tip from the Great Lakes ADA Center ... this one covers who is a person with a Disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you have questions about the ADA, call Great Lakes ADA Center's free ADA help line: (800) 949-4232 #ADATip #ADA
Under the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) of 1968, federal and federally leased facilities are required to be accessible to people with disabilities. The U.S. Access Board enforces the ABA through the investigation of complaints. The next webinar in the Board's free monthly series will take place January 6 from 2:30 – 4:00 (ET) and feature the Board’s Senior Compliance Officer Mario Damiani who will discuss the ABA complaint investigation process and corrective action plan procedure to address barriers. Session attendees will also learn about the most common barriers to accessibility in complaints received under the ABA. Visit AccessibilityOnline for more information or to register. All webinars include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar. Webinar attendees can earn continuing education credits. The webinar series is hosted by the ADA National Network / Great Lakes ADA Center in cooperation with the Board. Archived copies of previous Board webinars are available on the site. #ABA #disabilities #accessibility #access #InclusiveDesign #inclusion
#NewsAndNotes: Podcast d The National Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision; podcast d Southeast ADA Center alcanza un hito; webinar d Great Lakes ADA Center; webcast d RRTC on Youth Transition at VCU; opportunidad para participar; y más http://ow.ly/hNP350H6jS7 en inglés
Next Tuesday (12/14, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET) the Great Lakes ADA Center, on behalf of the ADA National Network, will host a free webinar, "Accessible Technology on Smartphones & Tablets for users that are Blind and Low Vision." Free but registration required:
Next Thursday (12/9, 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET) Great Lakes ADA Center, part of the ADA National Network, will host a session in their Arts N Rec webinar series. This session, "Inclusive Exhibition Design," will cover "important issues in designing museum exhibitions to be inclusive for diverse audiences of people with a broad range of abilities and ages, from all societal groups." Free but registration required: